The lucky people at Fast Bikes recently got their hands on the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, which they tested back to back with the latest offerings from Ducati and MV Agusta.
The original breed of supermoto machines were, admittedly, a bit one dimensional – but this machine from the KTM owned marque has the ability to appeal to a much broader spectrum of riders.
Compared to the other two bikes of test, the Husqvarna is very much ‘back-to-basics’ despite the switchable ABS, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to ride.
Despite needing little encouragement from the rider to drop into the corners, the 701 is also remarkably stable, as Al Fagan and Ben both found out.
Coming out of the factory, the Husky is fitted with our dedicated ContiAttack SM supermoto rubber as standard, and in his article in their December 2016 edition Ben says:
“This was my first taste of ContiAttack SM rubber, which simply goads you into additional liberty taking and exploring grip limitations.”
The tyres have already been tried and tested by KTM, who fitted them as standard to their 690 SMC model.
As for the bike, maybe even this supermoto still isn’t going to appeal to the fair weather commuter, but for attacking the roads or some supermoto fun, you’d be hard pushed to find anything better!
Pick up a copy of December’s Fast Bikes for the full review.
Check out the full range of ContiAttack SM sizes here.